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The use of the Newcastle Control Score in the management of intermittent exotropia
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    Re: Newcastle score in intermittent exotropia -authors reply
    • Michael P Clarke, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist/Reader in Ophthalmology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Deborah Buck, Helen Haggerty, Sarah Hatt

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr Kesarwani for the interest in our article.

    In response to the points raised:

    1. Inclusion criteria
    We attempted to recruit children with X(T) measuring more than 20 prism dioptres when fixing a 6 metre target, as angles under this amount are usually felt not to require treatment. However, Dr Kesarwani is correct to point out that, at the baseline assessme...

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    None declared.
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    Newcastle score in intermittent exotropia

    Dear Editor,

    Dr Buck et al must be commended for this wonderful article[1] which takes us one step closer to deciding intervention based on Newcastle scoring system previously described.[2] However, we seek a few clarifications.

    1.Inclusion criteria: The authors have described the inclusion criteria for the study to be intermittent exotropia X(T)) of more than or equal to 20 prism dioptres (pd), for...

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    None declared.